CREOL Faculty Named New UCF Trustee Chair Professors

April 27, 2022 by
Two faculty members from CREOL, the College of Optics and Photonics, were named this week as UCF Trustee Chair Professors. The five-year appointment recognizes the “national and international reputation” of Professor Shin-Tson Wu, Ph.D., and Pegasus Professor Kathleen Richardson, Ph.D. “This university acknowledges what we already know in CREOL about the exemplary character and research […]

Alfred University Magazine Features Alumna Kathleen Richardson

April 21, 2022 by
The alma mater of Pegasus Professor Kathleen Richardson, Ph.D., recently dedicated a story to her success in the April issue of the university magazine. Richardson acquired all three of her degrees from Alfred University, where she exceled in ceramics engineering studies. Following her bachelor’s degree, Richardson pursued a master’s part-time, while working at the University […]

UCF-developed Real-time Blood Monitor Saves Doctors Critical Time During Surgery

April 11, 2022 by
An innovative device developed by University of Central Florida and Orlando Health researchers can save doctors critical time during life-or-death operations, like heart surgery. Their real-time blood monitor provides instant blood analysis to let surgeons know if a deadly problem in many surgeries — blood coagulation — is happening. Current tests can take up to […]

UCF Helps World Recognize Glass is Vital to Art and Technology

April 6, 2022 by
The United Nation’s Year of Glass kicks off its United States celebrations today (April 5) with a host of activities at our nation’s capital. The American Ceramic Society organized the Year of Glass Conference, which runs April 5-7. UCF College of Optics and Photonics Professor Kathleen Richardson, who helped lobby and plan events for the […]

Two CREOL Ambassadors Spread UCF Name at International Glass Conference

March 9, 2022 by
A high-profile global conference celebrating the United Nation’s Year of Glass included two professors from CREOL, the College of Optics and Photonics, as top speakers. The Year of Glass designation recognizes the pivotal role glass has played across centuries and cultures, from ancient Egyptian art to the silica glass in the fiber optical cables that […]

Wu Recognized With Edwin H. Land Medal By Optica

March 2, 2022 by
Pegasus Professor Shin-Tson Wu, Ph.D., was recognized recently by Optica for his contributions to the development of novel displays and diffractive optics for commercial products and widespread applications, especially for augmented reality, virtual reality and imaging devices. The Edwin H. Land Medal is a tribute to the work of the eponymous scientist’s “scientific intensity and […]

LiKamWa Named CREOL Associate Dean

January 28, 2022 by
Professor Patrick LiKamWa, Ph.D, has been named the newest associate dean of CREOL, the College of Optics and Photonics. LiKamWa moved from England to Florida in the Fall of 1989 to pursue his teaching career at UCF. Prior to his arrival, he was working at the University of Sheffield after receiving his Ph.D. in Electrical […]

UCF Researcher Leads $1.5 Million DARPA Project to Improve Night Vision, Space Exploration and Healthcare Diagnostics

January 20, 2022 by
A University of Central Florida researcher is leading a new, $1.5 million Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency project to develop a highly sensitive infrared imaging system designed to enable improved night vision, space exploration and healthcare diagnostics. The project will use a new infrared detection concept based on graphene — a material that is composed […]

LCD Work Earns Pegasus Professor SPIE Award

January 12, 2022 by
Pegasus Professor Shin-Tson Wu, Ph.D., was selected this week as the winner of The International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE)’s 2022 Maria Goeppert-Mayer Award in Photonics. The award, named for the Nobel laureate who proposed the nuclear shell model of the atomic nucleus, recognizes “outstanding contributions to the field of photonics and the development […]

Paper Evaluates Emerging Technologies For Advancing AR/VR

November 5, 2021 by
Proposals from CREOL Professor Shin-Tson Wu, Ph.D., to slim down and evolve augmented and virtual reality displays are the subject of a new feature in Light: Science and Applications. The article details how to take advantage of the recent development of miniaturized optical devices. These advancements offer unique opportunities in the ongoing challenge of evolving […]

CREOL Research Gains Recognition in Latest Issue of ‘Pegasus’

November 2, 2021 by
Innovative research underway in CREOL, the College of Optics and Photonics, received several spotlights in the latest issue of UCF’s main publication, Pegasus. A super-resolution microscope funded by $3.3 million in grants is one of them. Assistant Professor Kyu Young Han, Ph.D., is building the microscope to study the movement and network of proteins that […]